Stuff – Former Gloriavale man says being in the community was like living in ‘Alcatraz’
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 09/05/2022
A man who spent three years in Gloriavale alleges he was treated like a prisoner and a slave by the community’s leaders.
Nishant Adhikari arrived in New Zealand from Nepal in 2003 with his aunt and uncle who were joining the Christian community on the West Coast after meeting a member in the United Kingdom.
Adhikari was initially attracted to the religious teachings, but his view quickly changed.